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Discover how starting therapy with a christian counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Christian counseling

What is Christian counseling?

Christian counseling in Durham is a form of faith-based counseling that utilizes psychological and spiritual techniques to guide and support. Often, Christian counselors often incorporate prayer and scripture-reading into treatment to help practicing Christians work through their challenges.

How does Christian counseling work?

Christian counseling works by focusing on themes of hope and healing through one’s faith. At Thriveworks, your Christian counselor will discuss Christian values and relate them to your unique struggles. You can expect to discuss the following with them:

  • Your Christian identity
  • Your relationship with God
  • What the bible says about your current challenges
  • How you can overcome your struggles in a way that aligns with your faith
  • How to channel your religion in a way that helps you heal

Is Christian counseling conducted in person or online?

Christian counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Christian counseling last?

Christian counseling can last for a few weeks, months, or longer. It depends on what challenges the client might be working through, the severity of those challenges, as well as other needs or preferences.

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Christian Counseling in Durham, NC

From the time you start to practice Christianity, you are taught the importance of setting aside time to grow your relationship with God. You know the importance of reading scripture, attending church, and praying. Maybe as you have grown and life has gotten crazier, you have had less time to dive deeper into your faith. Wherever you are in your journey with God, it’s never too late to make religion a priority.

When life gets tough, your ability to remain faithful and hopeful is powerful. However, seeking guidance and support along the way is not something to be shameful of. At Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC, we offer Christian counseling to those Christians seeking assistance to get back on the right path in their faith and overcome the challenges they are facing. We believe in taking a holistic approach to the way we help our clients. The mind, body, and spirit are all key factors in how we not only tackle our concerns but work towards an overall healthier state of being. Christian counseling combines a unique array of skills and techniques to help you during this journey. Call our office at (919) 629-3854 to start working with one of our counselors.

What Can I Expect During Christian Counseling?

Deciding to take the next step towards strengthening your faith and tackling your concerns is powerful. We understand that this can be an intimidating process when you don’t know what to expect. The uncertainty can cause you to feel nervous, however, we want to help ease your mind when going into your first session.

Our Christian coaches at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC are caring, compassionate, and understanding. They combine lessons of faith with psychological practices to carefully craft a unique plan of action, tailored to your wants, needs, and goals. Once they find the appropriate treatment plan, they will then start working with you in a variety of ways such as:

  1. Biblical lessons: As a Christian coach, your counselor will directly pull from scripture during your sessions. It’s important to reflect in the bible to connect with God on a deeper level. This also allows you to strengthen your faith and use the bible as a way to help you get through future challenges.
  2. Prayer: Additionally, we understand how important it is to use prayer in our daily lives. Your counselor can help you during prayer and offer guidance if you are unsure of where to start.
  3. Therapeutic tools: In addition to prayer and scripture, a variety of therapeutic tools will be used. This may include ways to manage stress or anger, coping mechanisms, and more.
  4. Education: One of the most powerful tools is education. During your sessions, you will learn more and more about your faith and will connect with your Christian coach on a deeper and more meaningful level. Not only will you feel more educated in your faith, but your confidence will grow in your personal, work, and church life.

Who Can Benefit from Christian Coaching?

There are a lot of different reasons to seek help from a Christian counselor besides strengthening your faith. Although that is a great reason to, we understand that everyone may be going through different obstacles as well. At Thriveworks Counseling, you can receive guidance for other areas such as:

  • Anxiety, depression, and/or other mental illnesses
  • Grief over the loss of a loved one
  • Marital problems such as infidelity and poor communication
  • Hormonal changes in adolescent children
  • Turmoil within the family unit
  • Coping with past trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unhappiness with progression in your job and personal goals
  • Stress management
  • Addiction therapy or how to cope with someone you love who has an addiction

The list above touches on just some areas of counseling that we can help you with. An important goal of Christian counseling is to help Christians identify their behaviors and habits that do not match God’s teachings. In addition, we want to help you restore your commitment to your faith by giving you the tools to be successful in your walk with Christ.

Start a Relationship with a Christian Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC

If you feel ready to start your journey with a Christian counselor towards the path of a full, blessed life, Thriveworks might be just what you need. Our counselors treat all of our clients with complete, compassionate care.

To secure an appointment with one of our therapists, you can book your session online through our booking portal or by calling (919) 629-3854 to be connected with a scheduling specialist. We offer a wide range of availability for our sessions to better serve you. In addition to our in-office appointments, we also offer online counseling via video.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Durham therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Durham
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.8 Thriveworks Durham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Read more Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Durham Nov 2021
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I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Read more I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Durham Sep 2021
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Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Read more Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Durham Jul 2020
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Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Read more Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Durham Dec 2019
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Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Read more Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Durham Sep 2019
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I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Read more I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Durham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Read more I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Durham Jul 2019
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★★★★★
"Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Read more "Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Durham Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham is located off Fayetteville Road, in the Sutton Station shopping center, next to Regional Pediatrics. We currently share a building with Nantucket Grill and Bela Trio Day Spa. Parking is located in front of the building and around the complex.

Phone number

(919) 642-4903

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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